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12 police officers in Trinidad charged after suspect burned

April 4, 2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Twelve police officers in Trinidad have been charged following accusations that they threw hot water on a suspect and severely burned him.

Public prosecutions director Roger Gaspard told local media on Friday that the officers are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Authorities say 22-year-old Andre Lewis suffered serious burns on his genitals. They say the alleged incident occurred at a police station in northeast Trinidad in February.

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